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Penelope Fitzgerald - The Bookshop,
This review is from: The Bookshop (Paperback)
A lovely little book, where a late 50's coastal town is turned into a subtle, underhand battleground for and against a bookshop. Characters are developed admirably in little space indeed, a sinister atmosphere created seemingly out of nowhere, and a book about a bookshop says much more about people than you would imagine it could. The writing is clear and bristles with every word's intention, and there are moments of great warm humour amid the rather sorrow-making bitterness directed to the shop. Great stuff, and a really recommended read.